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Construction Management with emphasis in Building Construction Technology

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): Engineering Technology

Why Choose Construction Management?

The Construction Management curriculum builds on a foundation strong in basic construction technology, mathematics, science and general education. Instruction continues with courses covering project costs, estimating, scheduling, contracts, total quality management, safety, engineering fundamentals, technical communication and business management. Construction-related computer software is integrated into all areas of the curriculum.

By blending technical instruction in construction and engineering with a strong business education, the Construction Management program at Ferris gives students the ability to manage and supervise the entire construction process.

Construction Management students can choose from two concentrations: commercial/industrial or highway/bridge.

Career Opportunities

The single largest industry in the United States, construction plays a significant role in the nation's economy. As it grows in size and scope, the industry continues to provide excellent employment opportunities.

The ACCE-accredited Construction Management program at Ferris fills a vital need for time, cost and quality control in construction projects through the application of proper management tools.

With proper education and training, Construction Management graduates can anticipate obtaining leadership positions in general contracting, project coordination, field supervision, quality assurance/control, estimating, marketing, field inspection and subcontracting.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Engineering Technology is open to high school graduates who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies. Among first-time students in our technical programs, the average high school GPA is 2.8, and the average ACT composite score is 20. Students coming from high school will be directed to the appropriate associates degree.
 
Students may enter the Construction Management program after completion of a two-year associate degree program from any accredited college or university. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.5 college GPA.

Students must have a 2.5 cumulative college GPA to be eligible to start the 300+ level Construction Management courses.

General Education Requirements

All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/

Graduation Requirements

The Construction Management program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

More Information

College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890

The College of Engineering Technology Construction Management, BS program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
http://www.acce-hq.org/
The next accreditation review is scheduled for 2017.

Required Courses
Credit Hours

General Education

Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
English 1
3
Industrial and Career Writing
3
Advanced Technical Writing
3
Intermediate Algebra
3
Trigonometry
3
Calculus for Business
3
Introductory Physics 1
4
Cultural Enrichment Electives
9
Scientific Understanding Electives with Lab: Choose one from CHEM, PHYS, GEO, ENSCI
4
Social Awareness Electives
6

Major

Legal Environment of Business
3
Orien to Const Tech - Mgmt
1
Construction Practices
3
Plans and Specifications
3
Construction Graphics
2
Construction Building Inf Tec
3
Materials Properties-Testing
3
Const Surveying-Layout
3
Const Quantity Estimating
3
Soils and Foundations
3
Statics and Structures
3
Construction Administration
3
Formwork-Temp Structures
3
Construction Scheduling
3
Construction Cost Estimating
3
Adv Const Computer Techniques
3
CDT Certification Preparation
1
Construction Contracts
3
Construction Economics
3
Const Safety and Management
3
Const Mgmt Prof Methods
3
or
Power-Process Plant Construct
3
Construction Project Mgmt
3
MGMT Elective 300 Level or Above
3
Principles of Marketing
3
Prin of Construction Acct
3
Wood-Steel Framing and Finish
3
Mech-Elec Plans and Specs
3
Field Engineering
3
Mech-Elec Systems for Building
3
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree:
126-127
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